Networked Computer Keeps Connecting

  TraceyTT 16:31 13 Jun 05

Hi there, hope this is a simple one. I'm a computer novice, so there may be a stupid point here....

Just networked my first two computers, and it worked, to my surprise. Both run WinXP Home, SP2 installed. I set up Internet Connection Sharing at the same time.

However, the secondary computer keeps asking the primary to connect to the internet. It is a brand new Windows installation (on the one demanding the connection), so I don't think it's a virus (not saying it isn't). I turned off auto updates on Panda Antivirus, and there's almost no other software on it. I turned off Windows auto update (after updating what it wanted), and can't see anything else to try.

How can I stop the other computer from repeatedly demanding it go on the internet? I think i saw the same thing a few months ago, when a friend set up a similar system, so I suspect this might be a common problem with a simple solution.... Hope there is, anyway.

Thanks in advance


  recap 16:15 15 Jun 05

Look in Internet Explorer/Tools/Internet Options/Connections and make sure there is no tick in the box for "Always Dial My Default Connection"

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